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Paula's Cafe

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4141 Club Rd, Indian River, MI 49749-9422
+1 231-238-8323
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Angola, Indiana
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is the place that makes you feel like home. The service is excellent and the food is even better. I would recommend getting the country fried steak. We stop here every time we are up this way and have never been disappointed. And if you are here snowmobiling, it is right on the trial.

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Thank angmasse
Wellston, Michigan
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Small restaurant in a small town, reviews from motel owner was good so we tried it out. It was a little over priced and food was average.

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Thank iluvmypons
Toledo, Ohio
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

the food was great. nice to eat home cooked food while traveling. the staff was helpfull and you get lots of food for the cheap price.

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Thank lily362016
White Lake, Michigan
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stop for breakfast. Sausage gravy is excellent. The country fried steak was crispy & cooked to perfection. The staff & service is exactly what you would except from a small-town diner. Friendly & quick. This is a good stop if you are heading south on I75 from Mackinac. Exit 310. It is not on... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We were visiting from out of state and looking for breakfast, and based on Trip Advisor reviews decided to try out Paula's Cafe. We came for breakfast on a Saturday morning and the parking lot was empty, which should've been a sign. My first complaint was that they refused 2 simple requests we had to make a substation, one that... More 

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Super cute restaurant with a very unique atmosphere! 3 of us for breakfast and we all enjoyed our food. We all had to take the leftovers home. I will definitely go back the next time I am in town.

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1 Thank Kathy W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Food was delicious next time i am definitely getting the grits. Atmosphere was so cool Hundreds of Tea pots I don't think i seen them all.

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1 Thank Christine T
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food was good here. But, the portions were small. The kids' menu had one pancake. We had to order my son an extra cake. I guess I'm used to IHOP, and similar places. You know -- where you actually get a stack of pancakes. I wouldn't go back here, because it's too expensive for what you get.

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Thank JalenafromMichigan
Hudsonville, Michigan
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast shortly after 10 am and were seated immediately. The waitress was very nice and helpful. Anything with biscuits and gravy is a must have. My daughter tried the sweet and salty French toast and didn't care for the salty topping. The pancakes are homemade and were very good. The teapot decor had us laughing, but... More 

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1 Thank Lance B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

From the outside, this place is pretty unassuming but don't judge a book by its cover. The decor of teapots is adorable and the breakfast and coffee delicious. If you are in town you need to try Paula's. We will be back!

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Thank Crystal L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4141 Club Rd, Indian River, MI 49749-9422
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Indian River
  • Phone Number: +1 231-238-8323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?